At Grit Artists, we build careers. We understand there is no cookie-cutter way to do things and when we set goals, we keep going until they are reached. Give us a target, and we will reach it. Give us a challenge, and we will always come through. We create momentum through positivity, and we create relationships based on commitment and support. Our managers embrace each and every client and forge pathways to take their careers to the next level. In this tough business, Grit Artist’s clients know that someone is always looking out for them and putting them on the path to their greatest success.

About Grit Artists

Grit Artists is a full-service, boutique management company founded by long-time Hollywood talent representative, Tracy Curtis.

Tracy’s values of support, focus, perseverance and the inability to see roadblocks combined with a complete commitment and support to her clients have formed the basis of Grit Artist’s company ethos.

When working with Grit Artists clients are assured an almost concierge-like management service that combines collaboration, support, and guidance along with a no holds barred—yet positive—attitude towards achieving success. 

Personalized and passionate service with smart career strategies are what people expect from Tracy and her team, where clients are assured that once goals are set, they will be achieved.

Grit Talent Services

Talent management

Pitch packets

Sizzle reel production

Pitching and shopping around of work

Development of new material

Educational services, research, and outreach

Publicity guidance

Brand development

New media opportunities

Assistance developing new projects in the unscripted space

Seeking out new projects

Career guidance

Creating and nurturing relationships

Creating opportunities in other industries

Presenting a varied landscape of work possibilities

Offering other professional expertise (editing, photography, etc.)

In-person support

Guidance in other areas of chosen profession

Guidance transitioning into different areas of chosen profession

Access to extensive network

About the Founder

About the Founder

Talent Manager Tracy Curtis has guided her clients in taking major strides in their work, propelling them to the next stages of their careers by helping them attain the game-changing roles actors strive for.

Through a combination of intuition, an unparalleled commitment to achievement and an unwavering support to the people she represents, Tracy has carved herself a place in Hollywood as someone clients and collaborators can look to when they want to win, and win with integrity.

She received her BA from the School of Communications at UCLA and her MFA from the renowned USC School of Cinema-Television. After which, she got her start in the industry working under Hollywood giants Bert Salke, Bob Greenblatt and Peter Chernin.

Although, it was during her time at USC that her talent for editing surfaced, setting Tracy on the path towards a decade-long career as an editor. She got her big break working alongside Barbara Hall on her show, Judging Amy, where Tracy spent four years. Tracy’s work with Barbara continued on to her next show, Joan of Arcadia, and most recently, she edited Barbara’s hit CBS drama starring Téa Leoni and Tim Daly, Madam Secretary.

During a stint in San Francisco, she caught the talent bug and made the shift from editing to talent representation as an agent at Marla Dell Talent. Shortly after, she relocated back to LA and founded The Talent House LA in 2009, which she ran for almost a decade.

But it was her time spent as a gymnast on the US National Gymnastic team and as a contender for the US Olympic gymnastics team, where she truly learned the skill of unrelenting focus and determination as an elite athlete. It’s this same athlete’s focus, drive and training that she carries over into her work, applying this pursuit of success through a positive mindset to her clients’ careers.

Because of her supportive, and almost coach-like, management style combined with her real-world knowledge and expertise, Tracy has seen her clients’ soar.

She is responsible for guiding rising star, Kelly Marie Tran, to land her role in the current Star Wars: The Last Jedi feature film. She’s helped an unknown child actor, Adam Leiva, win a holding deal with NBC and her agency propelled Adam Bartley through the process of landing a series regular role on Netflix’s hugely popular series, Longmire. Many of her clients, including Kelly and Adam, were actors who went from having few credits to having long-term roles or contracts with major productions or networks because of Tracy and her agency’s efforts.

Born into a Hollywood family, Tracy’s father is the late producer-director Dan Curtis, who is best known for creating the sixties cult classic, Dark Shadows. Tracy and her sister, Cathy Curtis, currently own the rights to the show and they are in the early stages of production with Warner Brothers and Amasia Entertainment to relaunch Dark Shadows for a new generation of viewers.

Client Successes as Owner of the Talent House LA

Kelly Marie Tran—Star Wars 8, Lead

Jan Uddin—Cliffs of Freedom, Lead

Christopher Matthew Cook—Dog Eat Dog, Lead

Amanda Clayton—Bleed For This, Supporting Lead

Michael Dorn—Ted 2, Supporting Lead

Jimmy Smagula—Rebel In the Rye, Supporting Lead

Taja Simpson—Boo 2: A Madea Halloween, Supporting Lead

Adam Bartey—Longmire, Series Regular

Ian Verdun—The Deep, Series Regular

Markice Moore—The Paynes, Series Regular

Amanda Clayton—If Loving You Is Wrong, Series Regular

Brent Antonello—Hit the Floor, Series Regular

Michael Welch—Z Nation, Series Regular

Craig Frank—Mixology, Series Regular

Craig Frank—The Messengers, Guest Star in pilot, promoted to regular

Kim Crossman—Fantasy Life, Series Regular (did not get picked up)

Kim Crossman—Hashtaggers, Series Lead (E! digital series)

Marci Miller—Days Of Our Lives, 2-year contract role

Vanessa Williams—Days Of Our Lives, 2 year contract role

Kristian Kordula—The Haves & The Have Nots, 5 seasons recurring

Jason Dirden—Greenleaf, 2 season recurring (over TOS)

Monty Geer—Awkward, 2 season recurring

Steven Silver—3 Reasons Why, AEP Recurring Guest

Caitlin Kimball—Bad Teacher, AEP Recurring Guest

Jen Lilley—General Hospital, 5-month recurring

Emily Tremaine—Vinyl, 10 episodes recurring

Cathy Baron—Justified, 9 episodes  recurring

Phoebe Neidhardt – Scandal, 8 ep recurring

Bryant Romo—APB, 7 episodes recurring

Brent Briscoe—Twin Peaks, 7 episodes recurring

Myko Olivier—Castle, 7 episodes recurring

Michael Dorn—Castle, 6 episodes recurring

Francis Capra—Play It Again, Dick, 6 episodes recurring

Vanessa Williams—Famous In Love, 5 episodes recurring

Vanessa Williams—The Flash, 5 episodes recurring

Markice Moore—Snowfall, 5 episodes recurring

Evan Gamble—Vampire Diaries, 5 episodes recurring

Dan Amerman—Arrested Development, 5 episodes recurring

Shakira Barrera—Faking It, 5 episodes recurring

Markice Moore—Rectify, 4 episodes recurring

Kevin Jackson—Mad Dogs, 4 episodes recurring

Francis Capra—The Strain, 4 episodes recurring

Faye Kingslee—Intelligence, 4 episodes recurring

Markice Moore—Shots Fired, 4 episodes recurring

Emily Tremaine—The Blacklist, 3 episodes recurring

Matt Biedel—Altered Carbon, 3 episodes recurring

Lou Ferrigno Jr—HIMYM, 3 episodes recurring

Kyle More—Murder in the First, 3 episodes recurring

Phoebe Neidhardt—When We Rise miniseries, 2 nights

Phoebe NeidhardtSilicon Valley, 2 episodes recurring

Emily Tremaine—Royal Pains, 2 episodes recurring

Jason Dirden—A Raisin In the Sun, Lead

Jason Dirden—Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Lead

Jason Dirden—Seven Guitars, Lead

Jason Dirden—Topdog/Underdog, Lead

Jason Dirden—Skeleton Crew, Lead

Jimmy Slonina—Host, Pink!’s World Tour

Jimmy Slonina—Punch & Judy, Lead (LA Fringe)

Jason Karasev—My Name is Asher Lev, Lead